Flash Fiction: Bounty of Hamsters

Bounty of Hamsters   An unholy racket comes from the cage, where Nicole’s hamsters, Josh and John, are staying until she comes home from vacation. I never thought I’d be a hamster sitter. I peek into the cage, looking for my furry roommates. They have a big surprise for me. “Oh my God! You guys…

Flash Fiction: The Real Job

Time for another round of flash fiction, courtesy of Charli over at Carrot Ranch. I was busy this morning chewing on the prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a busy character.  It reminded me of one of the busiest jobs I ever experienced. The Real Job The fryer beeps its…

Flash Fiction: The Chimes

After an unintentional break (thanks to unexpected road trips and catching up on post-vacation tasks), I’m more than ready to jump back into flash fictioning. I can think of no better way to do that than with this week’s prompt over at Carrot Ranch: In 99 words (no more, no less) use sound to create a…

Flash Fiction: Perfection and Regret

This week’s flash fiction challenge posed by Chuck Wendig started with some distracting fun – use InspiroBot to create “inspirational” memes, like this one. Go play with it. I’ll wait. So we were supposed to use one of InspiroBot’s memes as inspiration for a story, using the text of the meme in the story if…

Flash Fiction: The Light

Welcome to another 99-word flash piece, brought to you by this week’s prompt over at Carrot Ranch: In 99 words (no more, no less) write about a beacon. It can be from a lighthouse or other source. Use the word literally or figuratively. I’m getting it finished just under the wire this week, but better almost…

Flash Fiction: The Blanket

Welcome to another 99-word flash piece inspired by the prompt over at Carrot Ranch: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about something frayed. It could be fabric, like a flag or garment. It could also be nerves or temper. What is it to be frayed? For this one I decided to revisit…